Gonzaba Medical Groupâ€™s founder, Dr. William Gonzaba, started his family practice in 1960 on South Flores Street, not far from the neighborhood where he was born and raised. In the early 1980s, he brought in additional doctors to help him with a growing patient population. Soon, the doctors outgrew their South Flores clinic. Dr. Bill Gonzaba looked a few blocks down the street to the old Pan American Restaurant building and decided to give the landmark building a new life in the healthcare industry. After nine months of planning and renovation, Gonzaba Medical Group reopened in 1986 as a state-of-the-art medical complex.
The growing group practice provided all diagnostic and laboratory services and, at one time, even included an out-patient surgery center. To serve different areas of San Antonio, the Northwest and Woodlawn clinics were opened and quickly became integral parts of the neighborhoods they serve.
In 2000, Dr. Bill Gonzabaâ€™s two physician sons joined the practice. Dr. Tom Gonzaba serves as the groupâ€™s Medical Director for the urgent care centers and practices internal medicine at the Main Clinic on Pleasanton Road. Dr. Greg Gonzaba practices internal medicine at the Northwest Clinic and serves at its Medical Director.
Today, Gonzaba Medical Group includes an outstanding team of physicians who share the same commitment to quality care and customer service as the groupâ€™s founder. Led by Dr. David Padilla, Chief Medical Director, the group includes a team of more than 90 physicians, hospitalists, physician assistants and nurse practitioners serving in seven locations throughout the city. With a support staff of hundreds of individuals, expanded and updated facilities as well as the latest diagnostic capabilities, Gonzaba Medical Group continues to change the way healthcare is delivered while staying true to its core principle: â€śthe patient always comes first.â€ť